As I read this brief article from Money CNN,, it took me back to the many times that I have met CEOs and other business leaders who had the same reaction to hiring a coach as Eric Schmidt had when the idea was first suggested to him.

Unfortunately, many successful executives fail to move forward with a coach because they are successful.  They envision being more successful and reaching a higher level of performance than they have already accomplished without the need to make adjustments to behaviors and beliefs.

What I find curious with these leaders is, that when they are leading their organization they can always find ways to improve their company and others around them, yet fail to look in the mirror. The most successful leaders are those who can self reflect and believe that they can always learn and improve no matter how successful they are.

So, when did you last look in the mirror?